Friday, May 29, 2009
Emma has been taking a gymnastics class. Today was the last one. While I was taking pictures I realized that Emma is double-jointed in her elbows. you can't really tell in this picture, but when she holds her arms out "strait" they actually go up to a point in the middle. Who knew?
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Last year Clay & Emma went by themselves due to some health issues I was having. We didn't go the year before that since Rebekah was still a newborn. So this year we needed a larger tent to fit the four of us.
Our walk through the meadow.
Trying to get warm in the morning.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
We went to Germaine's Luau out near Ko'Olina since it was on the beach. Last time we went to the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center, which was great, but really big, like stadium seating. Since this one was right on the beach, it was a much smaller setting and we were way closer to the dancers than before.Growing up in southern California, we had a lot of Samoans and Tongans, and I can't tell you how many luaus I went to. The dancing is fun to watch, but not really that exciting for me. The food, however, is always really good. You really can't beat the flavor of the kalua pork.
Poi ball hula.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I love the mountains on the windward side of Oahu. They look like a giant sleeping dinosaur.
Here we are with China Man's Hat in the background.
Another pretty flower, I don't know what kind it is.
We took a 2 hour horseback ride at Kualoa Ranch. Part of the reason for the ride was that Kualoa Ranch is popular filming location. Some movies that were filmed here are 50 First Dates; You, Me & Dupree; Jurassic Park; and Lost. :)
Here is Clay on his horse, Michelin (like the tires, and Rebekah).
More of Kane'ohe Bay and the beautiful colors of the water.
This is the dead tree from Jurassic Park. This is the scene when Dr. Grant and little Tim are watching the dinosaurs run and change directions, just like a flock of birds, right for them and they hid under the tree to keep from getting trampled.
Not much to see here, but a great Lost sight. To the right was where Hurley made his golf course. And to the left, up the hill, is where they pushed Hurley down the hill to jump start the Dharma van. It is actually a short hill that they just filmed over and over again. I couldn't get a good picture of either b/c I was on a moving horse.
Monday, May 11, 2009
UPDATE: Here are the pictures!
Clay walking on the sandbar.
Some rainbow fish.
Can you find the sea turtle in these next pictures???
The crew on our two boat rides told us about some Lost venues, so we spent the rest of the day driving around the island to see all the Lost sights.
The fuselage, covered by a tarp right by the road.
The submarine dock with China Man's hat in the background.
The dock a little closer.
The LDS Temple in Laie. It is closed for renovations right now.
Old burnt out church we drove by.
The Other's Village is a YMCA camp. Here is the spooky cabin that Christian met Sun and Lopitas.